An offer made, an offer ignored…such a small thing…as they say, ‘the devil’s in the details’…
May 13, 1917 was a bright sunshiny Sunday and the rocky hillsides were sprinkled with wildflowers when Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta saw the Mother of God, “more brilliant than the sun”, in Lucia’s words.
To Lucia’s questions, the Lady answered, “I am from Heaven”… “Come here for six consecutive months on the thirteenth day at this same hour. I will tell you later who I am and what I want. And I shall return here a seventh time.”
And then, the Virgin Mary made them an offer no true Catholic could refuse: “Do you want to offer yourselves to God to endure all the sufferings that He may choose to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended and as a supplication for the conversion of sinners?” Lucia promptly answered, “Yes! We want to!” “Then you are going to suffer a great deal, but the grace of God will be your comfort.” Continue reading “May 13, 1917: The Day the World Changed”